The House GOP is set to take on one of the most onerous parts of ObamaCare — the 1099 requirement. The bill that would undo that, HR 4, already has significant Democratic support. But the LA Times is worried, furrowing its brow and wringing its gentle hands, that pursuing this effort could hurt the GOP in a time when calls for civility ring across the fruited plain.
As lawmakers promise a new era of comity after the Arizona shooting attack that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in critical condition, Republican leaders grappled with how and when to return to an issue that brought political discourse to a boiling point.
A House vote to repeal the healthcare law, put on hold after Saturday’s shooting of 19 people in Tucson, presents Republicans with an unexpected challenge.
If they move too quickly, GOP leaders risk appearing tone deaf to pleas to reject overheated rhetoric — the leading of example of which is the healthcare debate last year.
For the millionth time, LA Times: Heated political rhetoric had nothing to do with the actions of an apolitical paranoid schizophrenic. But hey, we appreciate your concern. Obviously you folks have nothing but Republicans’ best fortunes in mind, right? (via Patterico)